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Last light—sunset at the South Pole

In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox promises warmer days and green plants. But for researchers at NOAA's South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, Sunday March 20 marks the start of the austral autumn, the last ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Seven miles deep, ocean still a noisy place

For what may be the first time, NOAA and partner scientists eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's ocean and instead of finding a sea of silence, discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

dateMar 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Dangerous fishing may be endangered

Catch shares, a form of "rights-based" fisheries management adopted for several fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, may put an end to the kind of daring exploits chronicled in the Deadliest Catch.

dateFeb 18, 2016 in Ecology
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